A Circle of Strength volunteer is someone who brings hope and strength through peer support to people newly diagnosed or being treated for cancer.
A volunteer’s smile and greeting at the door of a treatment facility is a comfort to someone facing a first chemotherapy session, someone who had a rough week after a radiation treatment or a caregiver who is not sure they can cope anymore,
A volunteer asking a patient in a chemo lab “would you like a blanket?” might start a conversation that provides strength because the volunteer truly understands.
A volunteer who lost her hair to chemo assisting a woman to pick out a wig provides the woman with hope she will feel confidence in her appearance when she goes to work every day.
A volunteer assisting a trained counselor with introducing program services is evidence we do survive all that being diagnosed with cancer means.
A Circle of Strength volunteer is someone who brings their energy and empathy to event support for cancer related organizations.
A volunteer who understands the importance to people with cancer of educational events might help assist with conference registration..
A Volunteer who recognizes that there are organizations who wish to provide free services to people with cancer and must have fund raising events might take photos at the event.
A volunteer who knows the impact of honoring survivors might help with event set-up and breakdown.
A Circle of Strength volunteer is someone who brings a special passion and a myriad of skills to “behind the scenes” administrative support activities that make a difference to organizations serving people with cancer and ultimately benefit their patients and clients.
Volunteers provide administrative support with mailings; make copies; serve on committees; create spreadsheets for tracking program progress; do data entry; stock a food pantry; keep a waiting room neat and welcoming for clients; distribute flyers and program calendars and generally lend their skills to what the organization needs.